In case you were wondering, this isn't the worst offensive stretch of Tennessee football.
In the last four games, UT's incredibly shrinking offense has totaled 28 points, which matches four weeks worth of production for the 1980 team.
But that's two points more than what the Vols managed through four games in 1963 and a touchdown and extra point more than the 1959 team scored in its last four games.
See. It could be worse.
You're excused for not finding consolation in that, especially since you can't turn on your television on a Saturday without seeing either Oklahoma State or Oklahoma celebrating a touchdown. UT's offensive woes are magnified by what's going on almost everywhere outside the SEC.
Houston is averaging more points per game than UT has scored in five SEC games. Ten teams are averaging 40 or more points. Forty-nine are averaging 30 or more.
Tennessee is averaging 22.4.
That tells you as much about the SEC as it does the Vols. Eight conference teams rank 38th or higher in points allowed per game.
Maybe that's why one reader suggested the Vols should move to the Big East.
Actually, they still have plenty in common with the rest of the SEC East. Kentucky's offense is worse than UT's. Florida had minus-19 yards rushing against Georgia on Saturday. South Carolina has made the top 10 despite scoring 14 points or fewer in three of its last four games.
Compared to the rest of the division, Georgia qualifies as an offensive juggernaut. It's averaging only 3.9 yards per rush.
Another comparison is more unsettling for UT fans. They know what the Vols are up against: two coaching changes in the last three years, considerable player attrition, a season-ending injury to star wide receiver Justin Hunter, and a thumb injury to passing whiz Tyler Bray, who has missed the last three games. But what about Vanderbilt?
The Commodores are on their third coach in three seasons. They changed quarterbacks in the middle of the season. And they have the built-in disadvantage of being Vanderbilt.
Yet in the last few weeks, first-year coach James Franklin has developed an offense that's better than UT's. In fact, it's actually fun to watch now that Jordan Rodgers has unseated Larry Smith as the starting quarterback.
Rodgers hasn't completed 50 percent of his passes. He has thrown more interceptions than he has touchdown passes. But Vanderbilt scored 28 points on both Georgia and Arkansas.
The Commodores are averaging more than twice as many yards rushing per game as UT. Zac Stacy, their leading rusher, is averaging 7.3 yards per carry; Tauren Poole, UT's leading rusher, is averaging 3.7.
The Vanderbilt comparison will become more significant in a few weeks when the teams meet at Neyland Stadium. The Vols can play their worst and still beat Middle Tennessee State handily this Saturday in Neyland Stadium. There's nothing to suggest they're capable of beating Arkansas the following week.
So the Vanderbilt game could become the biggest of the season, or at least what's left of the season. Losing it could leave the Vols with a losing record.
And right now, they don't have enough offense to win it.